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Nova Scotia election signals need to organize
On May 30, the Nova Scotia Liberals and Stephen McNeil became the first government in the province since 1988 to win consecutive majorities. Emboldened by the win, McNeil signalled that public sector unions can expect to face a hard line in upcoming negotiations. “We are going to continue to live within our means,” he said on […]
The historic significance of the Rebellions of 1837-1838 – Part 4
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In the fourth part of our article on the rebellions, the main events of the struggle against the British Empire in Upper and Lower-Canada until 1837-38 will be examined. 1834 was a year of significant radicalization for the Patriot movement. The 92 Resolutions, while not openly demanding independence, posed […]
The Truth About the Second World War
Sixty years ago last month, under cover of darkness on a bleak storm-lashed morning, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. This was D-Day, the long-postponed invasion of Europe. One week after the official ceremonies I visited the Normandy beaches with some friends and comrades. Today the same beaches are placid and tranquil. Strolling […]